## Tag: Real World Percentages

## Big Cheques

Proportional Reasoning - Real World Ratio Problems I'm a big advocate for the grade 9 applied TIPS4RM math resource. When a traditional note followed by questions assigned from a textbook is replaced by this resource, I have only experienced significant improvements to student engagement and achievement in my grade 9 applied courses. Even though TIPS4RM offers a helping of lessons tied closely to the Ontario Grade 9 Applied Curriculum, some of the tasks lack the hook to draw students in. I've noticed this especially in the Proportional Reasoning unit. While the lessons suggest multiple strategies for introducing and solving proportions, I find most of the questions pretty bland and boring. Early in the unit, I created an anima...

## Real World Percentages – Estimating and Calculating Discounts

Sharpening Your Shopping Math Skills - Calculating Discounts The following lesson resource material provides Real World Math Problems that were created with the Grade 6 Ontario Mathematics Curriculum course in mind. Teachers from Ontario schools as well as schools world-wide are welcome to use this lesson and series of videos/photos in their classroom to engage their students with a real world application to strengthen the estimation and calculation skills of percentages as well as apply their understanding of discounts as a percentage. Throughout the lesson, students are asked to estimate the cost of each item of clothing after a discount is applied. Students will then be able to take their estimate and complete the calculatio...